Avery Dixon, 21, from Atlanta, Georgia, was born prematurely weighing only one pound and eight ounces, which led to various medical complications including a condition that affects his vocal cords. Bullied by his peers for sounding different, Avery found solace in the saxophone. His phenomenal audition led to Terry Crews awarding him his Golden Buzzer.
Avery Dixon's audition in Episode 1701 consisted of playing Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" on the saxophone. Simon Cowell started the voting with a yes. However, extremely moved by his performance, Terry Crews pressed the Golden Buzzer, sending Avery directly to the Qualifiers.
- Avery is the first ever solo act to receive Terry’s golden buzzer on the main show. Kseniya Simonova received it during Champions 1.
- Avery is also the first saxophonist to receive the golden buzzer on America's Got Talent as well as the first in the entire Got Talent franchise.
- Avery is the first ever saxophonist to advance to the live shows.